Plastering Croydon

Croydon Plasterers: Whether you are looking to have a small section of plaster repaired, a whole room plastered or need the plastering of your entire property in Croydon, you will need a competent and professional plasterer to manage the project for you. Plastering is not really something you can do yourself, it can take years of practise to master.

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Quite a few home improvement projects will require some plastering work to be done, even small jobs. It could be re-plastering a ceiling, plaster skimming dry lining, plaster repair before tiling or installing cornices or coving before decorating. In actual fact, it may possibly be any one of a number of plastering related tasks.

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Ask to see some photos of previously completed work when meeting with potential Croydon plasterers, anybody who knows their stuff will be happy to do this and have nowt to hide. Plastering requires a methodical approach and should not be attempted by "cowboys". Even substandard plastering can sometimes look tolerable at first glance, but down the line, the complications start.

It's when the painting and decorating starts that any imperfections become glaringly obvious to the naked eye. When viewed in bright sunlight, even more imperfections will show up on any uneven surfaces. By using experienced plasterers in Croydon, you should hopefully avoid problems such as this.

Being flat and smooth is the most crucial thing for plastered surfaces, since they are just a base onto which other materials are applied. A shoddily plastered surface will lead to serious problems with the fitting of kitchen units, the fitting of skirtings, kitchen or bathroom tiling and the painting of ceilings and walls.

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The main thing that you can expect from skilled Croydon plasterers is a polished finish, directly from the trowel. A quick rub down before decorating is all that a plastered wall or ceiling should need, it should never require sanding. If too much sanding is taking place, the plastering was not done competently in the first place. There is definately something amiss with your plasterer, if you hear the buzz of electric sanders.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most commonplace in recent times, is plastering over old artexed ceilings. Artex was at its height of popularity in Croydon during the seventies and eighties, but at present it is not so fashionable. To make your dated artex ceiling look more sleek and contemporary, most plasterers in Croydon will be more than happy to plaster over it. If however, you want to bring a bit of that 1970's style back into your home, most plasterers will be just as glad to apply artex as they are to hide it.

Pebble Dashing Croydon: Although it is not to everyones taste pebble dashing has been used for many years to protect and decorate the outside walls of dwellings in Croydon, Greater London. There are pebble dashing specialists around, but often Croydon plasterers will be willing to do this type of job for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a kind of exterior wall coating that normally consists of a couple of layers of a base coat made from sand and lime into which small pebbles, gravel or shells are firmly pressed to form a maintenance free, tough and decorative finish on both new and refurbished houses.

Plasterboarding Croydon (Dry Lining): A number of plasterers in Croydon also provide dry lining services, which will be required in plenty of home improvements. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is mounted on metal framing, a masonry or brickwork surface or a timber studding to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you could paint or decorate the plasterboard finish itself, generally most prefer to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brick or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wooden stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used.

Croydon plastering specialists can usually help with metal studding partitions, lath and plaster ceilings, pebble dashing walls, rapid setting screeds, blown plaster, wall crack repairs, float and set plastering, tyrolean rendering, ceiling replacements, lay in grid suspended ceilings, dry lining and skimming ceilings, the fixing of coving, lime rendering, repairing holes in ceilings and walls and other plastering work in Croydon, Greater London.

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